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Published in Great Plains Research17:2 (Fall 2007). Copyright ©2007 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


The aptly named "guide to America's undiscovered treasures" is an informative and user-friendly summary of the areas that comprise the 4 million-acre national grassland system. The terrain, plants, wildlife, public facilities, and unique features of each of the 20 grasslands ranging from western Oregon to eastern North Dakota are described, with detailed maps and 10utras's evocative photography interspersed throughout. Most areas (17 of 20) are located in the Great Plains. The aim of the book is ambitious: Moul attempts to place the national grasslands in context, with a look at the history of the grassland system as well as an analysis of current management issues and future alternatives.